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Simple Spring Mesh Wreath

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

I was at Michaels the other day and I saw these pretty Easter wreaths made out of mesh fabric:

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They were very pretty but cost $50.00 each!

Remember this burlap wreath I made last Fall?:

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It was so easy and I got a lot of compliments on it. Since I had made the burlap wreath, I thought the mesh wreath should be fairly easy also.

I was happy to find at Michaels  a metal wreath that already has the twist ties attached. Much easier to make a wreath!

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I used about one and 1/2 large rolls of mesh fabric and one small roll. The wreath was $6.00 and the rolls were on sale at $5.00 each.

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First, tie end piece to wreath:

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Then slide your hands down about 10 inches of fabric then gather together accordion style:

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Attach the gather to the wreath using the twist ties:

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I worked along the bottom ring first, then moved up to the inner ring.

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A little hint is that it is easier to work if you put the wreath on the table and the roll of fabric on the floor:

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When you think the wreath looks full enough, puff up each section!:

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You can add a bunny or some Easter eggs or anything you like. I just wanted to add a happy Spring bow on mine:

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I like simple and pretty! Happy Spring everyone! I think it is finally here.

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Simple Autumn Burlap Wreath

Friday, September 13th, 2013

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Although I am not much of a crafter, I still enjoy making things for fun. I found myself, in 90 degree weather this week, wanting to make something easy but pretty for my front door. I saw a few examples I liked on Pinterest ,so I thought I would give it a try:

I used:   1 Wire Wreath. I used a 16” I found at Hobby Lobby for $3.99.

                 4 rolls of Burlap ribbon 4 inches wide. 1/2 price at Hobby Lobby.

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Directions:

I did not have any floral wire like others had suggested, so I used a bag tie and weaved it through the wire to anchor the burlap to the wire wreath:

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I started mine on the inside of the ring.

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Then turn the wreath so it is facing you. From where you attached the burlap, start by making a loop and then squeeze the bottom of the loop into the frame. I went from front to back:

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I filled in a section of the wire at a time, squishing the loops together to hold better and also to look fuller.

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Quick and easy!:

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I have seen it left unadorned, but I added just a little embellishment to mine:

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Just perfect to me! What I like is best is that I can untie the bow and sunflowers and exchange for Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas decorations. What do you think?

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Have a great weekend everyone!

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Here Comes Autumn

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

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I find it so hard to believe that it is already September 1, 2013. It feels like June was just beginning! Did you enjoy your summer?

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I had a wonderful summer this year. And since I can not stop the clock, I am going to have to accept that Autumn is here.

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There are so many things to love about the Fall, isn’t there? Cooler weather, enhanced decorating, better clothes, great TV, (hey, I have my priorities!) And I know I am not the only one thinking of Autumn. This pumpkin below was my number one most ‘pinned’ item the last few weeks:

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Autumn is the most simple season to decorate, don’t you think?

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I love this idea!:

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Simple and beautiful. Just the way we like it! Happy Autumn everyone!

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I thought this picture was cool:

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Simple and Beautiful Centerpiece

Friday, June 28th, 2013

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Are you looking for a long lasting, inexpensive way to instantly brighten up your room?

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I recently saw this idea and thought it would make a perfect, quick and easy centerpiece:

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Fresh flowers are still my favorite but they are not always available. Or fresh flowers might not be practical in some instances, such as in a home on the market for sale.

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Very easy to make. A $6.99 basket from Home Goods:

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Two palm houseplants from Lowes at $6.00 each:

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For only $20.00 you have an impressive centerpiece that will last a long time. I love that it is large and can even be used as a focal point in the room. A very classic look. For a lower look, try ferns in a basket:

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What do you think? Have you tried this simple and beautiful idea yet?

Have a great summer weekend my friends!!

If you need help decorating your home, contact me today.

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